Best Shonda Rhimes thriller: 'Scandal' or 'How to Get Away with Murder'?
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Best Shonda Rhimes thriller: 'Scandal' or 'How to Get Away with Murder'?

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"Thank God It's Thursday" (TGIT) is back! The seventh season of "Scandal" premieres on Oct. 5. The political thriller has been shocking fans for six years and remains one of social media's top shows. But it's not writer Shonda Rhimes' only hit thriller. "How to Get Away with Murder" is back on Sept. 28, and the murder mystery show also has high ratings and many accolades. While "Grey's Anatomy" is TGIF's tearjearker, "Scandal" and "HTGAWM" duke it out for top thriller. Which show wins? 📺

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Below is the synopsis of "Scandal," per IMDB.

A former White House Communications Director starts her own crisis management firm only to realize her clients are not the only ones with secrets.

Live tweeting and social media users made "Scandal" a mega hit show. With every twist and turn of the last five years—Gladiators have been there in shock and amazement.

The acclaimed political thriller currently holds an 89 percent fresh rating and 79 percent audience score on Rotten Tomatoes. "Scandal" broke a major barrier for Black female leads on TV, and even paved the way for "HTGAWM." And the thriller doesn't seem to be slowing down anytime soon.

Below is the synopsis of "HTGAWM," per IMDB

A group of ambitious law students and their brilliant criminal defense professor become involved in a twisted murder plot that promises to change the course of their lives.

It says it all in the name.

"How to Get Away with Murder" was set up to have you guessing, jumping and dropping your mouth in awe. The praised legal thriller debuted in the fall of 2014 while sister series "Scandal" was beginning its fourth season. And yes—the legal thriller adds more murder and mystery than "Scandal."

"Scandal" might be the original, but "HTGAWM" has a slightly higher fresh rating with 90 percent and audience score of 87 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.

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